Origin of tropism
OTHER WORDS FROM tropismtro·pis·mat·ic [troh-piz-mat-ik], /ˌtroʊ pɪzˈmæt ɪk/, adjectivetro·pis·tic [troh-pis-tik], /troʊˈpɪs tɪk/, adjective
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In those two books, the existential shows itself gradually—breast cancer in the first, a physiological tropism in the second.Joshua Ferris’s New Novel Chronicles an Existential Dentist in Despair|Tom LeClair|May 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Still, Cuccinelli has shown his own tropism toward the kindness of strangers.The It Factor in Virginia’s Governor’s Race: Modernity|Lloyd Green|July 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This may be a tropism (stereotropism) or it may be a mere surface tension phenomenon.The Organism as a Whole|Jacques Loeb
It's the same old disregard, or it's the same old psycho-tropism, or process of assimilation.
We shall in the succeeding series of papers deal with the subject of tropism in general.Life Movements in Plants, Volume II, 1919|Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
The workers, on the other hand, who have to be in and out of the nest about their business, do not have this tropism.Natural Wonders|Edwin Tenney Brewster
Nevertheless this is the psycho-tropism of science to all "thunderstones" said to have fallen luminously.